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A consensus model of political decision-making
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
2008 (English)In: Annals of Operations Research, ISSN 0254-5330, E-ISSN 1572-9338, Vol. 158, no 1, 5-20 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, a model of political consensus is introduced. Parties try to reach consensus in forming a government. A government is defined as a pair consisting of a winning coalition and a policy supported by this coalition, where a policy consists of policies on given issues. A party evaluates all governments the party belongs to with respect to some criteria. We allow the criteria to be of unequal importance to a party. These criteria concern winning coalitions and policy issues. Parties may be advised to adjust their preferences, i.e., to change their evaluation concerning some government(s) or/and the importance of the criteria, in order to obtain a better political consensus.

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Springer, 2008. Vol. 158, no 1, 5-20 p.
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consensus reaching, consensus degree, government, coalition, policy
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-23240DOI: 10.1007/s10479-007-0249-2OAI: diva2:222294
6th Spanish Meeting on Game Theory and Practice, Elche, Spain, July, 2004
Available from: 2009-06-08 Created: 2009-06-08 Last updated: 2014-02-10Bibliographically approved

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